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Bastille Day in the South of France
French writing exercise

Le 14 juillet dans le sud de la France

Bernard tells us about celebrating Bastille Day in France with his wife last summer.

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"festivities", "to gather", "convivial", "to have fun", "to get dark", "fireworks", "memorable".

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Last summer, we celebrated Bastille Day in a small village in the south of France. It was great! Festivities started around 7 pm: people gathered in the village square and we ate together around big, convivial tables. The meal lasted for several hours: everyone was drinking, chatting, laughing ... we had a lot of fun! Then, around 10:30 pm, when it finally got dark, we were able to admire the fireworks. What a memorable evening!